Protecting Your Interests In Child Custody Cases
Parents want the best for their children. But, in a custody dispute, figuring out what is best can be challenging. Many are torn between fighting tooth and nail to protect their time with their kids and limiting the children’s exposure to fighting by often making uncomfortable compromises with the other parent.
At Graff & Associates, LLC, we can help make these difficult decisions easier. We work with you throughout a child custody dispute, helping you to understand the law and how it may apply in your case. We support you in making decisions that are right for your family, and we will fight hard to protect your interests in Pennsylvania courts.At our Montgomery County law firm, we create child custody and visitation solutions for children born during a marriage as well as children born outside of marriage. We work with families who are currently going through the divorce process as well as help enforce and modify existing child custody orders after a divorce has been finalized. We also handle grandparents’ rights cases, complex cases involving alleged parental alienation and much more.
Solutions Tailored To Your Unique Needs
Each child is different. Each family has unique goals. We can help you negotiate with your spouse to create a schedule that works for you. Mediation can often be a useful tool to create parenting plans and custody agreements. Families who engage in mediation are more likely to report satisfaction in the parenting plans they create. Further, mediated child custody agreements are more likely to be followed.However, mediation is not right in every case. Sometimes, aggressive court action is needed to achieve the best possible results — especially if one parent is being unreasonable. When necessary, our attorneys take child custody cases to trial. We partner with highly regarded experts, including child psychologists who will testify on your behalf, and we thoroughly prepare to present the proper evidence needed to prove your case to Pennsylvania family court judges.
Three Secrets For Creating Great Parenting Plans
1. Understand Your Obligations
2. Think Ahead
3. Rise Above Your Pride
Combating And Preventing Parental Alienation
How Parental Alienation Works
Anything your child’s other parent says or does to diminish, demean, defame, incriminate you or to keep your child from seeing you (or wanting to see you) may be considered a form of alienation. If the other parent speaks ill of you to your child or attempts to make your child hate you, that parent may be guilty of trying to distance your child from you emotionally.It might consist of negative remarks or it could be an all-out campaign to make your child suspicious of you or your love. In either case, it is unacceptable.